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[MD1] Metrowerks Supports MS AFC Java Classes

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Metrowerks Inc.
(512) 873-4758
cynthia@metrowerks.com

METROWERKS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR MICROSOFT AFC JAVA CLASSES

AUSTIN, Texas-April 2, 1997-At the Software Development West Conference and
JavaOne, Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK), one of the world's
leading providers of software development tools, today announced that
Metrowerks' CodeWarrior will offer full support for Microsoft's recently
announced Application Foundation Classes (AFC), a comprehensive set of
cross-platform, value-added class libraries written entirely in Java.

These classes provide small, fast and flexible graphics, user interface and
multimedia capabilities in a suite of highly functional Java class
libraries. This enhances development of rich, sophisticated cross-platform
Java applications while saving on valuable development time. Metrowerks
will provide support for AFC in upcoming versions of its CodeWarrior Gold
Integrated Development Environment hosted on the Microsoft Windows 95 and
Windows NT operating systems and Mac OS.

"We have worked closely with Microsoft and delivered the fastest, most
robust, virtual machine on Mac OS," said Greg Galanos, president and chief
technology officer of Metrowerks. "We look forward to continuing and
expanding our relationship by providing the Microsoft Application
Foundation Classes as part of the CodeWarrior product line. It's good to
see Microsoft investing in new Java class technology that makes Java better
for all developers on all platforms."

"We are pleased to see a leading development tools vendor such as
Metrowerks provide support for AFC in their Java tools," said Tod Nielsen,
general manager of Developer Relations and Platform Manager of Microsoft.
"With their help we are able to rapidly extend our cross-platform Java
class technology to a large pool of software developers on multiple
platforms."

About Metrowerks
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports a complete line
of programming tools for building applications for a number of operating
systems intended for use on desktop computers or embedded systems,
including Mac OS, Windows 95, Windows NT, PlayStation OS, Be OS and Palm
OS, running on a number of microprocessors including 68K, PowerPC, MIPS and
x86 microprocessors. Metrowerks' CodeWarrior products are used by over
65,000 registered users in 70 countries. Additional information on
Metrowerks and its products is available via e-mail at
"info@metrowerks.com", from our web site at "http://www.metrowerks.com", or
by calling (800) 377-5416 or (512) 873-4700.

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Metrowerks, the Metrowerks logo and CodeWarrior are registered trademarks
of Metrowerks Inc. Apple, Macintosh and Mac are registered trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries. All other company and product names may be
registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies/holders,
and are hereby recognized.

Statements in this press release regarding CodeWarrior support for AFC are
forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including
successful and timely development of CodeWarrior support for AFC and
customer acceptance of the product.

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About CodeWarrior CodeWarrior Gold is an intuitive suite of software
development tools that includes an award-winning Integrated Development
Environment (IDE) complete with project manager, resource and text editors,
debugger, class browser, online documentation and tutorials. CodeWarrior
Gold's cross-platform compilers support C, C++, Object Pascal and Java, and
allow programmers to build applications for Windows 95, Windows NT and Mac
OS, all from one unique development environment.

 

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